Monday, November 27, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 45

Time for that nestle in time, for me at least. He starts complaining about the cold round now and wants to be in the warm weather all year round I think. There is no way I will move and be without the 4 seasons. I've lived in hot climates and I really dislike them. Maybe if we live long enough we'll find a compromise. Probably not. Now we take turns turning the heat on (him) and off (me).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday Thankful 2017

By the time Thanksgiving comes this week, there's been a lot of times to be grateful as opposed to wanting. So 4 more images to share.

And no, I didn't forget about Veterans Day but that one is private so I'll add the 13th. Fair?

Monday, November 20, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 44

That shot of me all wrapped was me prior to my colonoscopy. Certainly no screaming but in violation of the sign on the wall which says No Photography. We didn't see it until after Dick took the photo AND the nurse said...No photos! I was fine with it because the hard part of this procedure was over. At least I didn't have to drink a gallon of the prep.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Darn! Two Days Early

Back in March of 2009, we were on a trip to the SE area of England. Canterbury and the environs of Kent. It gave my dh a chance to experience what I had meant when I said that in the years I lived in the North of England, I might go out for a day and only cover 5-10 miles. There was so much to see and so many lanes and hedgerows and cemeteries with graves to examine and by then it would be time for lunch or at least tea.

I had never driven in this corner of England and despite the short days, the damp and the fog, we made a go of it. He minded the damp chill much more than I did but then I had learned the necessity of layers decades ago. But back to the we didn't get any. We saw this sign on a Wednesday. Our loss.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 43

This was the week that I started to feel overwhelmed by the number of doctors I needed to visit. Some were easy enough like my eye doctor but I had forgotten to get a referral so I was really fortunate to be able to see a doctor the next day - with a referral! This week was also some of our (god willing) final warm weather. The mold outside was worse than I have ever seen. Thank you Dick for dealing with it!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

TBT: 1971 Birthday Party

1971 in England. My son's 4th birthday party with some of the neighbor children. I don't recall the boy in the striped shirt but suspect he was a schoolmate from my son's pre-school class. While this is August, he is the only one dressed for summer. But then again, this was an English summer.

What you probably would not see at a children's birthday party these days (I hope!) is the father smoking a cigarette with all the children and, as you will see in the next image, a newborn.

Outside our front window is another image - my dark green Hillman Minx, aka 'the pig car' as it was extremely sluggish and chugged up the many hills of Yorkshire, always making me wonder if it would die then and there. Also, here's ruddy British Mum and children.

I was just talking to a friend about the Wedgwood china you see in the back cabinet. My xh has that set which included almost all the pieces made in the Black Florentine pattern. It was one of the benefits of living in England when the $ was strong. And yes, a cake dotted with Smarties.

Not the greatest photo but one in which you can see the clothing of the era. Note the length of my dress. I had others that were shorter...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday Thankful 2017

There are many pages out there that are a lot prettier or have more bling but I know me. This is the way this project gets done and then if I could only find my little albums, I'd be happy. I can always buy one at the end of this month but I do wonder where they all went!

Monday, November 6, 2017

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 42

There are a couple of projects going on right now. I finally decided that I am going to do the 30 Dsys of Thankful (or Grateful or Gratitude depending on how you want to word it). But in any case, it certainly is an exercise in seeing the things that make me grateful. As you will see tomorrow, I'm making it super simple with the template I made. Easy is most likely to get done.

I'm also doing the challenges on The Lilypad and at Designer Digitals. The former is really worth while as you can get a coupon for 30% off. The Designer Digital one only gives you 15% but is still fun to play with. They each have different styles and themes so you can easily get a dozen layouts done each month. I try to do stories I really want scrapped and only once in a while is there a layout that I end up not liking but that fills the bill. So it's good to keep the Project Life up to date so there isn't that feeling of something left undone.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

TBT Christmas circa 1970

Looking at some photos and thinking of December Daily already, I found this one. Probably 1970 in Knaresborough England. My then husband pulling a face while I just look at the photographer. I think it was my mother who came to visit around that time. But as there is no date on any of the photos and some of them are in all kinds of chronological order, it's hard to say for sure.

I do know that my Nana made us pajamas and nightgowns for each Christmas. I always liked the nightgowns that were rather like the Lanz ones. Good heavy flannel and long enough to tuck my feet up inside the gown during the cold Yorkshire nights. I didn't have so much fat to keep me warm back then! Look at that collarbone!

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